Japanese dance students at Stephens College prepare for performance

Thursday, December 3, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 2:42 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 3, 2009

COLUMBIA — Sixteen pairs of socks danced across the wooden floor, peeking out beneath 16 yukata, a lightweight kimono. The socks pointed and stretched between jazz steps.